Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA)

Programs + Initiatives

Industry Development Overview

Learn more about GVPTA's programs and initiatives that support the industry and professional development within the theatre sector.

Professional Development

We offer a range of workshops, webinars, and info sessions throughout the year to help inform and offer learning opportunities for the theatre community.

Learn about our latest webinars and workshops here. 

Making a Scene Conference

Since 2000, our annual Making a Scene conference has been essential to building and maintaining a community that fosters support, understanding and a common goal of strengthening the local theatre industry. 

Learn more about the conference. 

Hello Program

The Hello program offers theatre performers, designers, stage managers, and production professionals seeking work the opportunity to get on the radar of directors, producers, and other theatre hiring personnel.

Learn more about the Hello program. 

REFLECT: ​Radical Empathy For Leaders: ​Equity, Connection & Time

Offering community-focused cultural leaders a funded opportunity for a cohort-based learning experience to support, develop and enhance their leadership in the cultural sector. Participants are engaged in a year-long process of learning, sharing, building, rethinking, and leading alongside a community of peers.

Learn more about the REFLECT program. 

REFLECT: Radical Empathy for Leaders: Equity, Connection & Time

Digital Connections

GVPTA's Digital Connections Program offered underrepresented theatre artists a paid opportunity for training on effective communication and promotion of their digital or hybrid projects and connected them with regional, national, and international presenters. 

Learn more about Digital Connections.


GVPTA's Technical Mentorship Pilot Program provided opportunities for the next generation of leaders in technical roles within the theatre community to learn from experts in their fields as well as from their peers.

Learn more about the program.

Micro Subsidy Pilot Program

Our Micro-Subsidy Pilot Program was designed to lower financial barriers for artists to participate in professional development activities that enable them to advance their arts practice.

Learn more about the program.